British royal couple visit university in Fiji

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In her first big showstopper look as a royal, Meghan wore a floor-length cape Safiyaa gown in Fijian blue and elegant diamond earrings borrowed from the royal family. Vendors were selling watermelons, pineapples and other fruit at the market, as well as handicrafts and fans.

Earlier on Wednesday, Meghan gave a speech at the University of the South Pacific where she talked about the excitement of attending university and the importance of education for women and girls in developing countries.

But she was escorted through in about six minutes due to what Kensington Palace reportedly said was a security risk due to excessive crowds.

Markle announced her pregnancy with Harry last week when they arrived for the first stop of their 16-day royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex started their Fiji tour on Tuesday.

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Also on Wednesday, Prince Harry laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Suva, and met with Fijian war veterans, some of whom served with the British Army. Harry was not scheduled to visit the market, and was instead unveiling a plaque at a forest site home to species such as the Fiji tree frog.

"It was through scholarships, financial aid programs and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university".

Later the couple waved to thousands of Fijians from the balcony of the historic Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva City after a state reception.

"This visit is particularly nostalgic for us as a young married couple", Harry said.

"After a busy programme, The Duke and Duchess have chose to cut back The Duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and half of the tour", a statement from Kensington Palace read, according to the Express.